June 8, 2005 Subject:
There's something perversely cool about hearing the bizarre misaccented garbly slurring voice of the computer reading all the punctuation ("asteriskasteriskasteriskasterisk"). I haven't gotten to the actual story yet, mind you, I've just heard the Project Gutenberg preamble (which takes up all of the first file, BTW, if you want to skip it).
Update: The story itself is even better. I love how the text-to-speech blatantly mispronounces the French words. "Prince Vassily always spoke languidly, as if an actor reading a part" indeed.
December 28, 2004 Subject:
bad recording. This is read by a speach synthesiser!